Christmas is an expensive time all round and if you're a student with no income then it can often be pretty stressful.

As competition for jobs doesn't look likely to cool down any time soon, you may find yourself cash-strapped at Christmas.

Owen Burek, editor-in-chief of Save The Student, a money advice website, gave us some top tips on how to cut back on splurging and do Christmas on a budget.

Got any better ideas on how to save? Leave them in the comments box below!

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  • Try Secret Santa

  • Draw up a budget

  • Make a list...

  • Shop around

  • Get creative

  • Don't be afraid to cut down the list

  • Have a home cooked group Christmas dinner